The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, says the high level of corruption at the Presidency is a disgrace to Ghana.
According to him, the recent expose’ by ace investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas capturing some key personalities at the Jubilee House and the panic decision taken by the President ostensibly to cover up the mess, is evidence of endemic corruption in the Nana Addo led government.
Mr. Nyantakyi handed himself to the police over allegations of using the President’s name to dupe possible foreign investors.
He turned himself in after he arrived in the country on Wednesday after traveling to Morocco for official duty. He was then released on bail.
The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday ordered for the arrest of Mr Nyantakyi following a football exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Speaking at a forum organized by the Tertiary Education Institution Network (TEIN) of the opposition NDC at Koforidua Technical University, Mr. Asiedu Nketia said the president shouldn’t have acted if he had nothing to fear.
“When they exposed the exposés on judges it was all over. All the people who were on the case were known and the government together with the judiciary decided to take those decisions. When all of them were put before the disciplinary committee, they did not leave anybody out.
“Then you have Anas preparing a report and he announces that June 6, he will be exposing it to Ghanaians but because Nana Akuffo Addo is President, you want to give him the opportunity to preview. If you [President] go and preview and realize that there is some part that will hurt you, what do you do if you believe that you are incorruptible and you want your name to be cleared, you do not put your hands into it.”
ultimate News’ Eastern regional correspondent Kojo Ansah reported that other Speakers such as the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, Hannah Bissiw, Mutala Mohammed -MP for Nandom, took turn to lampoon the government over corruption, poor management of the economy and agriculture sector.